Archive | February, 2013

My Rock ‘n Roll Daze.

27 Feb


Busy gathering bits and pieces for new book, My Rock ‘n Roll Daze. Loads of photos and newspaper cuttings bringing back lots of memories.

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It all looks so old fashioned. The money is pre-decimal, how much was 3/6? The year is 1962, do people still have dances now? I think the Beatles from Liverpool were touring Scotland during the winter they still call The Big Freeze. We were playing the Scottish Borders area and they were touring the Highlands and freezing their asses off. I think they were calling themselves The Silver Beatles at that time. I seem to have been around for a hell of a long time. More later.

Andy.

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FORWARD PLANNING.

15 Feb

Yes, I know that you are not yet aware of my next book, ‘My Rock ‘n Roll Daze’. I actually have around 37,000 words now and am making good progress. However, being more of an ideas man and quite a forward thinker, I got to thinking about a suitable final page for the book. It will probably read something like this . . . .

. . . . .Well, that your lot as they say in the Beano. I am going downstairs to make a pot of Columbian coffee then sit back and have a think about which direction to take now. To be honest, I really enjoy Columbian coffee but have just heard about a new blight which is forecast to strike at the coffee bean plantations over there. Beside the threatened blight I am not sure what bearing on the coffee industry the FARC rebel organization will have. They are presently holding a truce situation and are promising to release hostages, but I hear this is a very shaky arrangement.

Whatever happens in Columbia I am sure the forthcoming blight forecast plus the fragile political situation over there will provide an excuse for some smart operator to raise the price of Columbian ground coffee. I have therefore decided to make a huge change in my life style and have a go with the ground coffee from Kenya. I am prepared to let old troubles from the 1950’s in Kenya remain bygone. Live and let live, as the soldier said to the girl when he led her into the woods.

In the meantime, I will enjoy my coffee in spite of the grey day outside and consider the direction for another book which is being planned. Who says I can’t multi task? The forecast book in the near future will be called, ‘My Colorado Daze’. This will be the next book in my trilogy of memoirs and will give details of my Colorado Capers without, I hope, causing concern to any of my good friends over there. (The bad ones have no chance).

SOME REVIEWS.

14 Feb

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I just thought….. 

I just thought you might like to see a few reviews for my book, My Army Daze. Not too shabby really.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Serious 6 Feb 2013
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I don’t normally read personal accounts but this appealed to me as it was written by an ordinary soldier called up to do his national service as opposed to a self certified all action hero. Andrew has told the story very well. I was both fascinated and in awe of the things he and his comrades had to endure and was really pleased that there was no glorification or embellishment with unrealistic action scenes like most books of this nature. I read it with a smile on my face as he turned it into light-hearted banter even in difficult circumstances. A truly down to earth, realistic account told as it was. Well done Andrew.
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty Memoir 19 Oct 2012
By Dee Faust – Published on Amazon.com
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My Army Daze, by Andrew Wishart, is a charmingly funny account of a young mans journey into adulthood. Much more than “soldier” stuff it’s a coming of age story mixed with delightfully amusing anecdotes of a time past. I really couldn’t put it down!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!! 17 Oct 2012
By T. McGee – Published on Amazon.com
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Such a funny and great read and so well written! The author gives a quick, witty take on the days he spent in the Queen’s army – definitely not short on humor – couldn’t put it down! Kudos to the author for sharing his experiences in such a lighthearted and humorous way!
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